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NCJ Number: 64575 Find in a Library
Title: NEW CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF PENAL ENFORCEMENT IN GERMANY - THE FIRST ACT DEALING WITH THE PENITENTIARY
Journal: QUESTIONE CRIMINALE  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1977)  Pages:501-543
Author(s): F DELLA CASA
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 43
Format: Article
Language: Italian
Country: Italy
Annotation: A NEW WEST GERMAN LAW ON ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, INSPIRED BY RESPECT FOR PRISONERS' RIGHTS AND SOCIAL REINTEGRATION GOALS, IS ANALYZED AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF RECENT GERMAN PENAL HISTORY.
Abstract: PASSED BY THE WEST GERMAN PARLIAMENT IN 1976, THIS LAW ON THE TREATMENT OF INMATES IN MINIMUM SECURITY CORRECTIONS IS A MILESTONE IN GERMAN PENOLOGY. AGAINST THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE ALTERNATING VICTORIES AND DEFEATS FOR THE PENAL PHILOSOPHIES OF RETRIBUTION AND PUNISHMENT VERSUS TREATMENT AND SOCIAL REINTEGRATION, THE 1976 CORRECTIONS ACT IS A COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE ULTIMATE (BUT STILL UTOPIAN) GOAL OF PROGRESSIVE PENOLOGISTS, I.E., THE TOTAL REPLACEMENT OF ALL CUSTODIAL INSTITUTIONS WITH BOLD NEW ALTERNATIVES, AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE PENAL STATUS QUO. EVEN THE 1976 ACT WAS DEALT A SETBACK BY THE PASSAGE OF EMERGENCY ANTITERRORIST LAWS SHORTLY AFTER ENACTMENT OF THE 1976 ACT. AMONG THE KEY PROVISIONS OF THE CORRECTIONS ACT IS THE PROGRESSIVE PARTICIPATION OF CONVICTED OFFENDERS IN THEIR OWN TREATMENT AND THEIR ASSUMING GREATER AND GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEIR LIVES AS THE TIME FOR THEIR RELEASE APPROACHES. THE FULL TEXT FO THE ACT (IN AN ITALIAN TRANSLATION) AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE APPENDED. --IN ITALIAN. (LGR)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional reform; Criminal codes; Germany; Minimum security; Penology; Prisoner's rights; Social reintegration
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